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by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Flint, Tri-Cities, and The Thumb
Topic: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction
Replies: 71
Views: 17444

Re: CMU Sells Flint WCMZ-TV In FCC Spectrum Auction

Supposedly, most cable systems in the Flint - Saginaw DMA will continue to carry WCMU (via retransmission of WCMU or a direct fiber feed).

Pretty much everyone in the Detroit DMA will lose it.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: Muskegon spring ratings - WMRR & WLAW fall off a cliff!
Replies: 14
Views: 3025

Re: Muskegon spring ratings - WMRR & WLAW fall off a cliff!

I agree that it's a rotten product. Would love to know which moron(s) thought putting Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt on a station that also plays Alan Jackson, Shania Twain and Garth Brooks was a good idea!
by MWmetalhead
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM

99.5 is back on the air at very low power. Not sure about 105.5.
by MWmetalhead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Buzzboard v3.0 Features
Topic: Explore different style sheets!
Replies: 6
Views: 1801

Re: Explore different style sheets!

Which one are you using? I can fix that this weekend.
by MWmetalhead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/995YESFM/ The station claims it is working on a solution that should allow it to return to the air (presumably at greatly reduced power) very soon. This tower was one of the tripod style towers, it appears. Apparently, the design of this one was poorly engine...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM

Given the fact at least some of Sovereign's assets are being foreclosed upon, I doubt that will occur anytime soon.
by MWmetalhead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: March 2018 Radio Ratings
Replies: 24
Views: 1729

Re: March 2018 Radio Ratings

Some demo ranks: https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/175890/research-director-inc-exclusive-march-ppm-analysis The young & dumb crowd seems to be eating up Dave Dahmer. Of course, 106.7's decision to flip to alternative has also helped WCSX's cause greatly. Aside from WXYT-F, another st...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Northern Lower Michigan/Eastern U.P.
Topic: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Yes FM 99.5 and Country 105.5 FM

Looks like 100.5 Kiss FM and Country 104.3 across the border in Soo Ontario just picked up a bunch of new listeners. Is it common for 250 ft to 300 ft broadcast towers to not have guy wires of any kind? This does not appear to be one of the big tripod-style towers, which is much wider at the bottom ...
by MWmetalhead
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 106.5 Toledo to be sold
Replies: 39
Views: 1726

Re: 106.5 Toledo to be sold

97.3's signal has improved since the days when RASP owned station. I still say it wouldn't be a bad buy for Urban, in Urban's other 2 markets, they have non Black based formats on a couple of there stations. Yeah, but their staff in Toledo is devoted to programming & selling African American-orient...
by MWmetalhead
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Neighboring States/Ontario
Topic: 106.5 Toledo to be sold
Replies: 39
Views: 1726

Re: 106.5 Toledo to be sold

The WMTR folks purchasing 106.5 is an intriguing suggestion; a business case could probably be made for such an acquisition! That said, I am hard pressed to see a scenario where it would make sense for Urban Radio to purchase the station. There is no good reason to use 106.5 to augment 97.3's covera...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Tom Joyner returns to 105.9 Kiss
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Tom Joyner returns to 105.9 Kiss

https://radioinsight.com/headlines/167842/tom-joyner-moves-back-to-wdmk-in-detroit/ I think it is a mistake to keep D.L. Hughley in PM Drive. They'd be better off going local in afternoons. My guess is John Mason will be let go (yet again) once his current contract expires, whenever that may be. The...
by MWmetalhead
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"

I'm familiar with Ms. Allen's work. She's a solid reporter but lacks personality. Basically a female equivalent of Tom Jordan. WWJ could have done much better.
by MWmetalhead
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Budget cuts at The Bounce?
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Budget cuts at The Bounce?

The music mix has definitely shifted more mainstream in recent days. Nearly all songs I've heard this evening crossed over to the CHR/Pop chart at some point.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: TV 20 newscast at 10p
Replies: 0
Views: 377

TV 20 newscast at 10p

The lazy Scripps graphic arts department finally redesigned the grotesque "Top 10 at Ten" graphic. The new version consumes far less screen space and looks much more modern. Only one problem - the color scheme of the lower left bug looks like shit and completely clashes with the rest of their graphi...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"

She co-hosted afternoons there for nearly 20 years until she lost her job in 2016 due to budget cuts.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"

I would love to hear Jayne Bower back on the air!
by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

Re: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"

Feldman has continued to do reports on WWJ since his ouster from Fox 2. His appearances seem to be intermittent, however.

Re: Gadica, I too wondered that. Might he do afternoon weather like Sonny Elliot used to do?

Chuck would've been perfect for WOMC morning drive.
by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"
Replies: 19
Views: 1418

WWJ 950 tease for "a new voice" starting "Monday at 2p"

So, who's coming to WWJ on Monday? Will a co-anchor be joining Greg Bowman? Or is WWJ completely changing that daypart? A promo on WWJ touts a "new voice coming to WWJ" that is "award winning" starting Monday at 2. Who will it be, I wonder? Carmen Harlan? Christy MacDonald? A daily feature from one ...
by MWmetalhead
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Grand Rapids/West Michigan
Topic: WWMT files to increase TX height by nearly 200 feet
Replies: 2
Views: 587

WWMT files to increase TX height by nearly 200 feet

On November 29, WWMT quietly filed an application to raise its antenna height by 60 meters (197 feet). A CP has not yet been issued, to the best of my knowledge. If approved, this should help with reception issues in Kent & Ottawa Counties. Also, WOTV has filed to move to RF 17 and increase power fr...